Free coloring book

Kids Stuck Inside? Here’s A Free Coloring Book from Every Child A Reader

March 30, 2020 admin 0

The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have gotten together to create a free downloadable coloring book featuring the art of 23 of today’s most creative children’s book illustrators. The book was inspired by the 2020 Children’s Book Week theme Read. Dream. Share. These coloring pages can be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages as they work and study from home. The featured artists are Nabi H Ali, Jessica Boehman, Victoria […]


This Just In… Bandwagon by Richard Cobourne

March 30, 2020 News Editor 0

Life hasn’t turned out how Danny Owen expected it to. Formerly an investigative journalist, today a radio reporter reluctantly covering celebrity and the music industry, focusing on glitz, glamour and the gaudy stars. Danny is offered an exclusive interview with Martha, the star of the forthcoming Martha Movin’ Out tour, but when he arrives at Elstree Studios he discovers that rehearsals are not going well. Not suspicious initially, but then things take a dire turn […]

Five Alive by Jane Mudgett

Non-Fiction: Five Alive by Jane Mudgett

March 27, 2020 admin 0

Five Alive by Jane Mudgett reveals the five critical elements of incremental change needed to live a life of happiness and success. “Change is woven into the fabric of our heart,” says Mudgett. “Our relationships are dynamic, our bodies may morph, our material needs fluctuate, and our curiosity and interests expand and contract. Making improvements in all Five Alive areas has led to greater successes.” Mudgett says she takes living seriously: sort of. She has […]

SF/F: Synthetic Dawns & Crimson Dusks by Pedro Iniguez

March 27, 2020 admin 0

Author Pedro Iniguez feels his new collection, Synthetic Dawns & Crimson Dusks, “will leave you inspired, unsettled or just plainly horrified but is sure to entertain you at the very least.” Says Iniguez: “The stories in this collection all have something to say to whoever will stop and listen for a while. They inhabit the realms of Science-Fiction and Horror. Others exist in that dark space where the line is blurred. They are intended as […]

The Proximity Paradox

Non-Fiction: The Proximity Paradox: How to Create Distance from Business as Usual and Do Something Truly Innovative by Kiirsten May and Alex Varricchio

March 26, 2020 admin 0

When it comes to generating innovative ideas, it’s typically believed that those who are closest to a subject or problem are the ones best qualified. In reality, intense proximity limits creativity. What’s truly needed is distance from challenges in order to see the best way forward, so Kiirsten May and Alex Varricchio, authors of The Proximity Paradox: How to Create Distance from Business as Usual and Do Something Truly Innovative, newly released by ECW Press. […]

The Internet: Are Children in Charge

Non-Fiction: The Internet: Are Children In Charge? by Charlene E. Doak-Gebauer

March 21, 2020 admin 0

Children are being given excessive ownership for their decisions online. They are too young to make decisions that require a higher level of maturity and life experiences.” — Charlene E. Doak-Gebauer “I wonder who is chatting with my child today?” thinks the parent of a 13-year old teen who has been bullied. “I wonder if Sarah is okay. Her boyfriend recorded them having sex and distributed it throughout the school. I’m so worried about suicide,” […]

Rare Literary Items Will Headline University Archives’ March 25th Online Auction

March 21, 2020 admin 0

The auction is packed with rare books, manuscripts, relics and more, many of them signed by history’s brightest luminaries.” — John Reznikoff Part 1 of the Forbes Collection – 49 lots of phenomenal items from the estate of Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), the multimillionaire magazine publisher and discerning collector of Americana – and Part 2 of items from the estate of Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac will headline University Archives’ online auction slated for Wednesday, March […]

The Jinx in the Hamlet

Fiction: The Jinx in the Hamlet by Paul V. Mroso

March 21, 2020 admin 0

The Jinx in the Hamlet looks at small town life from a new and exotic perspective. In small and isolated communities, such as the hamlet on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, lots happens that does not gain publicity. Without publicity, in some cases, decent, wicked or obnoxious practices continue without any scrutiny. Mythical stories and dogmatic practices appear to govern the lives of the village folk and those beliefs appear to inhibit development or the […]

Samantha Strong Becomes Super

Children’s Books: Samantha Strong Becomes Super by Seth Pietsek

March 18, 2020 admin 0

Seth Pietsek thought that he was writing a business book. Then his nine-year-old daughter Sofia unwittingly led him to write a children’s book. Samantha Strong Becomes Super, the first of an anticipated series, has the same emphasis as the business book Pietsek had been envisioning: Empathy is a superpower and taking care of others is a fundamental way to find depth and meaning in life. Pietsek is a longtime communications professional and high school speech […]

Agatha Christie

Film Explores Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie

March 18, 2020 admin 0

In 1926, beloved mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Over the years, that disappearance has created almost as much intrigue as her bestselling novels. Terry Loane’s Agatha and The Truth of Murder is a stunning reimagining of what happened to the author over those days nearly a hundred years ago. With a story as compelling as one Christie herself might have written, this historical murder mystery is charming and enigmatic, with a strong […]